STOCKTON- Mayor Michael Tubbs has placed a last minute “urgency ordinance” on tomorrow’s city council agenda trying to force residents to wear a mask when outside or at work or businesses, despite not wearing one himself when he thinks news cameras aren’t around. It’s also unclear if he himself will be the provider of those masks and at what cost. The text of the ordinance also included penalties under “enforcement although it is unclear what those penalties will be or how the ordinance will be enforced in a city where police are more occupied fighting crime in what has become the 10th most dangerous city in America under his leadership or surrounded peaceful protestors, he doesn’t support, in riot gear.
This seems to clearly be a ploy to garner more attention for himself in an election year in a city where he has been notably absent from for the last three years of his four year term. Last year alone he spent $9,000 a month on average on travel and food outside of Stockton according to his own campaign documents. He has exploited the COVID-19 pandemic since it hit the United States, quickly joining forces with his former disgraced partner on the City Council, Moses Zapien, to create a “Stockton Strong” fund to raise money for the nonprofits that help him politically with an undisclosed amount going towards his own “stockton scholars” that currently is short several millions of dollars he lied to the public that it had.
While trying to sound official using terms like “the mayor has issued to council members” the fact is no one asked him or required them and it was not done in an official capacity. In fact not only did he and Governor Newsom incorrectly wear the masks they appeared visibly uncomfortable in last week for news interviews and twitter photo ops, but the same mayor Tubbs had no mask on surrounded by dozens of people at an event on two days after those photo ops with the Governor.
Oddly enough while his social media profile pictures seeks attention with a photoshopped mask on, the actual masks he’s given out aren’t “masks” at all. They’re strips of thin cotton similar to what is used to make t-shirts and underwear. The strips are thinner and more flimsy than a bandana with slits cut on the side for the wearers ears.
Even the package of the “masks”, which we’ve acquired, is labeled as a “face covering” and has a disclaimer that it doesn’t NOT help at all against “viruses or disease”. As usual it’s for the attention.
Man, this whole “article” is terrible.
First off, let’s dispense with the idea that this is journalism. It’s not. It is a knotted ball of thoughts, sprinkled with a few “facts,” presented misleadingly. Shame on this writer.
One supporting detail is that the article alleges Tubbs wants to “Force All Residents Of Stockton To Wear Masks.” Unfortunately, it’s more than not-quite-true. From this misleading article and its evidence, it’s clear Tubbs wants to make businesses and shoppers wear simple, cheap masks to keep the plosives to a minimum. That’s reasonable.
It then produces “text of the ordinance” that highlights the following:
* ‘The mayor provided masks to council members, small businesses, etc.’
* Sections 6 & 7: Businesses open to the public must give their employees masks and make customers wear them if they shop there.
Yes. If you have employees, you must at least make some tiny effort so that that employee isn’t subjected to an eight-hour game of Covid-roulette, forcing him/her/they to share air with hundreds of randos every day during a pandemic. Oh, what heartless fiends.
* Section 9: Enforcement. The city will warn, then enforce.
The “article” from this “media/news source” goes on to hack at Mayor Tubbs’s kneecaps like a Chihuahua on bath salts, with poor punctuation and grammar mistakes galore.
It’s just an angry hit piece, and it *certainly* isn’t journalism.
I agree everyone should wear masks when going into any retail or business weather they are a customer or employee to protect everyone, but they need to wear it the correct way too. I work at Lowe’s and some people wear masks and others don’t. That’s why You need to make it for all people weather there an employee, customer or manager to wear in building your in public so you should wear it.
I agree everyone should wear masks when going into any retail or business weather they are a customer or employee to protect everyone, but they need to wear it the correct way too. I work at Lowe’s and some people wear masks and others don’t. That’s why You need to make it for all people weather there an employee, customer or manager to wear in building your in public so you should wear it and go by the rules that they want.
I’d like to leave my last name out and where I work at
Well your last name is here forever. Try to delete it. The comments that had your last name. And where you work at.
Even if you do tho I screenshot It either way 🤡
John Myers. It sounds like you are threatening Celeste in some way. Why would you do that?
Happy Birthday Mr. President your doing a good job I will continue to pray for you..
He can go fuck himself